ROME – Tomorrow marks the eighth anniversary of the start of the Syria conflict.

Throughout this crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been helping stave off hunger and malnutrition, providing predictable sources of food for dispossessed families. In a country where 6.5 million people are food-insecure and eight out of 10 Syrians live in extreme poverty, WFP food assistance, school feeding and livelihoods projects help build the basis for a better future. However, to continue providing this desperately needed assistance, WFP requires resources – US$125 million to sustain our operations through to August this year.